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The Orders and Rules of Racing


88. Procedure for making or withdrawing a confirmation of entry

88.1 This Rule specifies the procedure to be followed

88.1.1 when making a confirmation of entry, and
88.1.2 when withdrawing such a confirmation.

88.2 A confirmation of entry may be made or withdrawn only

88.2.1 by telephone, or
88.2.2 through the Racing Administration Internet Site, or
88.2.3 in the case of a horse trained outside Great Britain, in writing.

88.3 A confirmation of entry which is made by telephone shall only be accepted from the day before that on which it is due.
88.4 A confirmation of entry which is made through the Racing Administration Internet Site or in writing must not be submitted before the time has passed for the close of the previous stage of entry or Scratching Deadline, as the case may be.
88.5 Where a confirmation of entry is made through the Racing Administration Internet Site

88.5.1 the Person who makes the confirmation must ensure that the transaction has been properly completed and that all details relating to the horse are correct, and
88.5.2 a claim that the transaction was not properly processed shall not be entertained without supporting evidence in the form of a printed confirmation page.

88.6 The following information must be given when making or withdrawing a confirmation of entry

88.6.1 the name of the Owner and, if different, the name which, under Part (E)3, is required to be used when running the horse,
88.6.2 the name of the horse,
88.6.3 the name of the meeting, and
88.6.4 the name of the race.

88.7 Unless Paragraph 88.8 applies, the only Persons who may make or withdraw a confirmation of entry are

88.7.1 the Owner of the engagement,
88.7.2 in the case of a withdrawal of a confirmation of entry for a horse sold without transfer of the engagement, the Nominator, and
88.7.3 the Authorised Agent of a Person within Paragraph 88.7.1 or 88.7.2,

and, when making or withdrawing the confirmation, any such person must provide the security code allotted to him by the Authority under Rule 67.

88.8 Where the horse is trained outside Great Britain, a confirmation may also be made or withdrawn by

88.8.1 the Trainer of the horse, or
88.8.2 if he holds a valid authorisation, an official of the Racing Authority under whose authority the Trainer of the horse is duly qualified as such.

88.9 Any confirmation or withdrawal which is made in writing under Paragraph 88.2.3 must be easily legible and must provide sufficient details to identify the correct race.